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R Kelly Denied Bail after Pleading Not Guilty to Sexual Abuse Allegations

Monica Otayza
Aug 05, 2019
08:50 A.M.
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R. Kelly has been denied bail after pleading not guilty to his sexual abuse allegations in New York's Brooklyn courtroom.


The 52-year-old artist was denied bail as he is considered a "flight risk," and will be kept in jail until he is tried for his crimes.

Kelly is also awaiting trial for more than 20 other crimes, all of which he vehemently denied and pled not guilty to.


For more than two decades now, rumors of R. Kelly's sexual abuse allegations have been rampant. However, it wasn't until the docuseries "Surviving R. Kelly" that his victims had the courage to speak up and even provide evidence to the court.

Evidence for Arrest

Kelly, known in real life as Robert Kelly, was arrested last month after his ex-employees turned over 20 sex tapes to FBI that led to his arrest.

Gerald Griggs, attorney to one of his ex-girlfriends Joycelyn Savage, reveals that the ongoing investigation being done by the Northern District of Illinois uncovered over 20 videos of Kelly, most of these with minors.


TMZ's federal law enforcement sources confirmed the same information that Griggs disclosed, which was that the films showed multiple victims, and most of them were underage.


The tapes were exactly what the FBI needed to secure indictments for sex crimes, which now include child pornography.

Kelly's Pile of Charges

Thanks to the tapes, Kelly was arrested after a federal grand jury handed over a 13-count indictment, including 4 counts of producing child pornography and 2 counts of receiving child pornography. This is different from his 5-count federal indictment out of the Eastern District of NY for racketeering and 4 violations of the Mann Act. He previously also had 11 counts against him for sex crimes in Chicago, which he will also need to face.

He now awaits trial in both Brooklyn and Chicago while in jail.

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